Sunday, December 11, 2016

the 1958 BRUSSELS WORLD'S FAIR

1958 brussels wf poster
Expo '58 was the first world's fair after World War II, and took place in
Belgium during the cold war.
     
Here's an interesting fact from Wikipedia . . .
"The autograph of Mozart's Requiem was placed on display.  At some point, someone was able to gain access to the manuscript, tearing off the bottom right-hand corner of the second to last page (folio 99r/45r), containing the words "Quam olim d: C:".  As of 2012 the perpetrator has not been identified and the fragment has not been recovered.  If the most common authorship theory is true, then "Quam olim d: C:" might very well be the last words Mozart wrote before he died.  It is probable that whoever stole the fragment believed that to be the case."
 
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Expo 58 blue entry tickets photograph
Entry tickets were printed in both Belgian languages, and apparently
cost 30 franks. Attendance was 41 million people.
 
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The Atomium photograph from above
 The Atomium: a giant model of a unit cell of an iron crystal  Click images twice for full size

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escalator inside the Atomium photograph
an escalator inside the Atomium
 
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American pavilion 1958 wf photograph
 The American pavilion (above) had Walt Disney's Circarama, a completely
surrounding projection technology that was later called Circle-Vision 360°
at Expo 67 in Canada. The Soviet pavilion had a model of Sputnik which
mysteriously disappeared, and they accused the US of stealing it. (Wikipedia)
 
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Russian pavilion interior 1958 wf Grand Prix winner
Part of the Russian pavilion: a map shows nuclear icebreaker routes.
The Soviet exposition was awarded with a Grand Prix.
 
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Luxembourg pavilion interior photo 1958 wf
An interior of the Luxembourg pavilion
 
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Walkway and Thailand pavilion 1958 wf
The Thailand pavilion, seen from under the walkway
 
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1958 wf Pavillon des Postes et Télécommunication
  the Pavillon des Postes et Télécommunication
 
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George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa
  Inside the Atomium, the George Nelson designed Marshmallow Sofa

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1958 wf pavilion photograph
A recent photo of a still existing building

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1958 wf Yugoslavia pavilion photograph
  
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1958 wf entrance gate
  
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1958 wf Atomium momento photograph
 Take some Atomium momentos for the kids.

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1958 wf pavilion photograph
These buildings are old now, and they show it.
 
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1958 wf walkway photograph with starbursts
The walkway at night in 1958 
  

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